Banks to remain open on April 22, 23 for Hajj application
KARACHI: State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has directed at least 10 banks to open their designated branches on April 22 and 23 (Saturday and Sunday) for collection of Hajj application along with dues for Hajj 2017.
The SBP on Wednesday said that the decision had been taken on the request of Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony. Therefore, 10 designated banks (viz. Habib Bank, United Bank, National Bank of Pakistan, MCB Bank, Allied Bank, Bank of Punjab, Bank Alfalah, Zarai Taraqiati Bank, Habib Metropolitan Bank and Meezan Bank) to open their designated branches on 22nd and 23rd April 2017 (Saturday & Sunday) from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for collection of Hajj applications along with dues for Hajj 2017. Accordingly, 8993 branches of these banks will remain open on Saturday & Sunday for this purpose across the country.